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The Effects of Autonomous Driving on the Trucking Industry

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Ike, an autonomous trucking start-up company, just finished a Series A round of $52 million. Investors are working to create self-driving trucks. Companies such as Amazon and Embark are also working with autonomous deliveries. Embark is using autonomous technology in its trucks while Amazon is testing “Scout,” a robot delivery service. While this may save…

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How the Transportation Industry Has Changed

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Trucks did not always rule the road. In fact, before the first truck rolled out of the Winton Motor Company factory in 1899, train or horse-drawn buggy delivered freight. The first trucks that were used until WWI where limited by the load size and capacity and used primarily for short haul and urban routes. Around…

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Tribute to Our Founder: Gary P. Williams

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It was 7 years ago that I stood at the podium and tried to find the words to say in front of friends, family and coworkers. It was not a graduation nor was it a birthday or retirement. It was the funeral for my father, Gary P. Williams, the founder of Southwest Truck Driver Training,…

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What is Intermodal Trucking and Why Does it Matter?

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As an industry professional about “intermodal trucking” and they’d probably point to one of those big containers that come off ships to be hauled away by an 18-wheeler. But the industry has evolved into far more than just getting the freight in an intermodal container from point A to point B. In fact, intermodal transportation…

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Trucking Forecast Looks Promising for 2019

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The U.S. economy enjoyed robust growth in 2018, exceeding the expectations of many experts. And it was the determined American truck driver that kept goods and materials moving. Prosperity in manufacturing, import-export, and other sectors meant growth for truckers as well throughout the trucking industry. The demand for freight deliveries, coupled with a driver shortage,…

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What to Expect with Class B CDL Training in the Southwest US

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As you pursue a career in the truck driving industry, the first step you must take is to get your commercial driver’s license. Until you have a CDL, you are not eligible to start working as a truck driver in the US. Here at Southwest Truck Driver Training in Arizona and Nevada, we provide Class…

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Earn RV Training Certification and Safely Enjoy the Open Road

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More and more Americans are shifting away from traditional vacations by buying an RV and hitting the open road. Recreational vehicle sales increased by more than 17 percent in 2017, according to the RV Industry Association. That trend continues to grow as the freedom of the open road calls retiring Baby Boomers and Millennials, among…

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How to Excel as a Local Delivery Truck Driver

Do you want to start a trucking career as a top paid truck driver, but you want to be home every night? Take the route of a local truck driver. All you need to start your career as a local truck driver is a Class B commercial driver’s license. Here at Southwest Truck Driver Training,…

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How to Start a Trucking Company

Before you start a trucking company, you’ll have a lot of research to do. Not only do you have to research the administrative side to learn what entity you want to use, but you have to decide if you want to work as an owner/operator or if you want to start a large trucking company…

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Las Vegas is the Ideal Place to Begin a Truck Driving Career

Anyone who has ever considered a trucking career should know that the current market for truck driving professionals is on an upswing. Not only are salaries above the national average, but jobs are plentiful for those who want to earn a substantial income and live the “truck driving life.” Future truck drivers seeking employment in…

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